User Review: REI Half Dome 2 Plus
Design: Freestanding Dome
Ease of Setup: Easy
Weight: 5 lbs
Price Paid: $149
My wife and I received this tent as a wedding gift last summer. We have used it for camping and backpacking throughout northern California. First thing first: this tent is awesome. I did not think a company could improve on the two pole dome design but REI has done it. This tent has all the options at a great price. Two doors and two vestibules make getting in/out of the tent a breeze and allows plenty of storage for boots and packs. It has a mesh attic and plenty of pockets to store small things. The tent is plenty long for my 6'2" frame as well.
The tent is very well consructed and has withstood the weather without complaining. It offers plenty of ventilation options even with the rain fly attached. Two rods in the fly allow the top to be open even during light rain. Reflective zipper pulls are great at night when nature calls. The window in the fly is great for looking outside to see if the bear canisters are in one piece. We highly encourage people looking for a solid two person, three season tent to buy this tent. It has all the features and quality of a tent costing twice as much.